Every year, thousands of visitors travel across the “country of cheese and chocolate” by train, bus and boat. And each of them has their own story to tell. We collected the most beautiful ones.

Cho Long Park (30), student, South Korea

“This is my first time in Switzerland, the country of mountains. I’ll be travelling Europe for two weeks. Five days of my vacation I’ll be staying in Switzerland. Here, I particularly want to see and visit the mountains. I’ll get to see all the locations that are most famous in South Korea: Lucerne and Mount Rigi, Interlaken and the Jungfrau, Zermatt and the Matterhorn. It’s fantastic – I can reach all these spots by train! Well, I won’t be able to make it up to the Matterhorn, but from Zermatt I’ll certainly have a wonderful view of the ‘Toblerone mountain’. The railway service is truly unique: punctual and clean – plus, every railway employee can help me out with information in English.”

      

More stories of Switzerland travellers can be found here.

Every year, thousands of visitors travel across the “country of cheese and chocolate” by train, bus and boat. And each of them has their own story to tell. We collected the most beautiful ones.

Manan Manukyan (31), banker, Jerewan, Armenia

“I’ve scheduled two weeks with my two ‘gal pals’, my female friends, for our first Swiss vacation. It’s a dream come true! With the Swiss Half Fare Card, travelling by train, bus and boat becomes quite affordable even for us. My home country Armenia is a bit like Switzerland: a small country with many mountains. But a traffic network as dense and well-organised as here in Switzerland remains wishful thinking at home. Whether travelling in Ticino, in the Bernese Oberland or in the western part of Switzerland: We always found means of transportation to take us to the desired destination in short order. Thus, we easily reached the Swissminiatur, the St. Beatus Caves, and the Harder Kulm. This may have been my first but it certainly won’t be my last Swiss holiday.”

      

More stories of Switzerland travellers can be found here.

Punctuality is considered a Swiss virtue. The fact that 90 per cent of passengers are on time is the accomplishment of train and network coordinators and their meticulous planning. The timetable is the result of the best possible allocations of train paths, which are comparable to air-traffic slots – a timetable which effectively synchronises trains with other means of transport.

Curious for more? Read the full article by swissinfo.ch here.

Every year, thousands of visitors travel across the “country of cheese and chocolate” by train, bus and boat. And each of them has their own story to tell. We collected the most beautiful ones.

Magdalena Zochowska (27), lawyer, Poland

“I’ve chosen the perfect day for my first trip to Mount Rigi. Below, over the lake, there’s a thick layer of fog; upon Rigi, warm sunshine. On my journey – from Basel to Lucerne by SBB, then by boat to Vitznau and finally up to Mount Rigi – I’ve seen the reliability and cleanliness of Swiss public transport. Everything goes like clockwork: The connections are great, and there are no long waiting times. I’ll definitely buy another 1-day travelpass during my remaining days here in Switzerland. It’s a perfect and affordable way of discovering Swiss regions still unknown to me.”

      

More stories of Switzerland travellers can be found here.

Every year, thousands of visitors travel across the “country of cheese and chocolate” by train, bus and boat. And each of them has their own story to tell. We collected the most beautiful ones.

Charles and Lenora Rhyner (both 78), both retired physics teacher, Wisconsin, USA

“It’s quite a long journey from Green Bay, Wisconsin, to the small Glarus mountain village of Elm. On the trail of my great-great-grandfather, who left Switzerland for the US in 1848, Swiss public transport comes in very handy. On the day we arrived, my wife and I travelled from Zurich Kloten directly to the village of my ancestors by train and boat – all in just under two hours. I was amazed. There’s no way something like that could be done in the US. Here in Switzerland, even the remotest places are served punctually and reliably by public transportation. Right now, the Voralpen-Express and SBB are taking us safely to Lugano.”

 

      

 

The online magazine of „House of Switzerland“ published an interesting article about the innovations in Swiss public transport.

“Travelling by public transport in Switzerland is easy and convenient. Trains, buses, boats and mountain railways whisk passengers to their destination swiftly, on time and in style. Switzerland’s public transport system has literally blazed a trail marked by improvements and innovations and is now among the best in the world.”
(Source: House of Switzerland)

To the article.